worker in the Sheffield steel industry whose mentor was the
world-famous Wizard of the North turned to conjuring in the 1870s to
make a living.
150 years of history of the world
of entertainment is encompassed in the story of Albert Haslam, as he
earned fame as Professor Anderton, the King of Wizards, in a small
canvas fairground booth. When his daughter married George Devey the
mould was set. From these humble beginnings their families built up
the most successful firm of travelling showmen in the West Country
This book sets out to uncover the
true history of the family, the amusements and the equipment owned
by them over the years.